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Moatshe Ngoepe.

CDM fireman injured on accident scene


A fireman from Capricorn District Municipality (CDM) is recovering in Mediclinic Limpopo after he was hit by a passing vehicle at an accident scene on the N1 at Botlokwa early on Saturday morning.
CDM Spokesperson Jabu Masondo confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) that Steven Motaung from Lepelle-Nkumpi Fire Station sustained fractures of his wrist and leg and was scheduled for surgery the same day. Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed on Tuesday that a case of reckless or negligent driving had been opened after a pedestrian was knocked over by a speeding car but no arrest was made while the investigation into the incident continues.
This follows after a number of recent incidents in which law enforcement officers and emergency services personnel were targeted. During the Easter weekend, Masedi Mabusela (48), a traffic officer attached to Tubatse-Fetakgomo Municipality was killed in a hit-and-run while doing point duty at Apel and a Police constable was shot in the head after two suspects opened fire on him in a separate incident at Masha Village in Sekhukhune. Three weeks ago a traffic inspector of Polokwane Municipality was allegedly knocked over by a motorist while the official was issuing a ticket for illegal parking. Ngoepe confirmed on Wednesday that Silas Senwamadi (45) of Mphakane in Botlokwa appeared in the Polo­kwa­ne Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and that the case was postponed to 7 August pending further investigation. Senwamadi was released on R500 bail. According to a source, the fireman attended to an earlier accident when a passing motorist allegedly skipped the line of waiting vehicles and knocked over the official.